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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Engineering

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus
Civil and Structural (FF)
1CM622
873370
Electrical and Electronics (FF)
1CM623
873360
Mechanical (FF)
1CM624
873200
Online
Civil and Structural (FF)
1CM622
873370
Electrical and Electronics (FF)
1CM623
873360
Mechanical (FF)
1CM624
873200
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
Civil and Structural
107552A
Electrical and Electronics
107552A
Mechanical
107552A
Course duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
Semester 2
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SENGG1

Award
Master of Engineering
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering

This 3-year full time Master of Engineering course is designed for applicants with a background in science or a related field who wish to progress with an engineering qualification in civil and structural, electrical and electronics or mechanical engineering. It also enables engineering graduates to study a different field of engineering.

As a professional civil and structural engineer, you will continuously be challenging traditional civil and construction methods with creativity and innovation to help design and manage structures for the modern world. Key areas include structures, water resources, roads and traffic, bridges and marine structures.

As a professional engineer in the electrical and electronics industry, you are responsible for the design, automation and control of the devices which make modern life convenient. You are involved in electronics, telecommunications, biomedical applications and power generation and distribution, including renewable energy.

As a professional mechanical engineer, you are involved in the design and build of large and small devices which improve transportation, provide affordable manufacturing and production solutions. Key areas include mechatronics, robotics, biomechanical applications, aeroplanes, cars, pumps and pipelines. Special emphasis is placed on the themes of sustainability, creativity, teamwork, design and leadership.

Your studies will provide a sound base of fundamental engineering principles, followed by advanced specialist knowledge of the theory and practice of civil and structural engineering, electrical and electronics engineering or mechanical engineering, depending on the major selected.

Special emphasis is placed on the themes of sustainability, creativity, teamwork, design, research and leadership.

This course was developed in consultation with and is supported by industry leaders. You graduate with a sound foundation of engineering knowledge which directly aligns with international industry requirements.

Professional recognition

The Master of Engineering (all specialisations) has been designed to meet Engineers Australia accreditation requirements at the level of professional engineer and accreditation is currently being sought.

Credit transfers and pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Additional information

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Successful completion of:

  • a recognised bachelor degree in science, engineering, technology or equivalent; and
  • studies of mathematics equivalent to SMA101 Mathematics 1A and SMA102 Mathematics 1B of Charles Darwin University.

Additional admission requirements

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

Course structure

This course builds on your existing background, developing specialist skills in your chosen area of engineering. The final year of study includes a major research thesis and a system design project.

A feature of the program is the completion of 450 hours of professional practice, ensuring that you are familiar with current engineering practice and begin to create your network of engineering contacts for future employment.

This course is available externally by distance learning if you are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated. 

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core UG Units
(1 unit)
10cp

Compulsory Core undergraduate units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

SMA209 Mathematics 2A

UG Specialist Electives
(7 units)
70cp

Undergraduate units totalling 70 credit points selected from one of the sequences below.

Civil and Structural Engineering
ENG151 Statics
ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
ENG215 Surveying and Construction
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics
ENG311 Geomechanics
ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures

Electrical and Electronics Engineering
ENG221 Analogue Electronics
ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis
ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems
ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT365 C Programming
SMA212 Data Analytics

Mechanical Engineering
ENG151 Statics
ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
ENG235 Manufacturing
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG252 Dynamics
ENG338 Machine Design Principles
ENG364 Materials Engineering

Core PG Units
(5 units)

50cp

Compulsory Core postgraduate units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below.

ENG519 Sustainability
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability
PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
PRT650 System Design (20 credit points)

PG Specialist Elective
(7 units)

70cp

Postgraduate units totalling 70 credit points selected from one of the sequences below.

Civil and Structural Engineering
ENG515 Water Resources Engineering
ENG516 Road and Traffic Engineering
ENG563 Advanced Structural Analysis
ENG564 Geotechnical Engineering
ENG566 Design of Concrete Structures
ENG567 Design of Steel Structures
ENG569 Structural Analysis

Electrical and Electronics Engineering
ENG524 Power Engineering
ENG571 Analogue Devices
ENG572 Digital Signal Processing
ENG573 Communication Systems
ENG574 Power Systems Analysis
ENG576 Control Engineering
ENG579 Biomedical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
ENG534 Dynamics of Engineering Systems
ENG576 Control Engineering
ENG579 Biomedical Engineering
ENG580 Applied Fluid Mechanics
ENG581 Applied Heat and Mass Transfer
ENG582 Engines and Turbomachinery
ENG586 Machine Design

Research
(2 units)
40cp PRT820 Master Thesis x 2 (20cp, repeatable)
 

240

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research Core

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Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ENG151 Statics CO ENG212 Mechanics of Solids SE
ENG215 Surveying and Construction SE ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics SE
ENG311 Geomechanics SE ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures SE
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics SE SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO
Year 2
ENG515 Water Resources Engineering SE ENG563 Advanced Structural Analysis SE
ENG567 Design of Steel Structures SE ENG564 Geotechnical Engineering SE
ENG569 Structural Analysis SE ENG566 Design of Concrete Structures SE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO ENG519 Sustainability CO
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
 
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO ENG516 Road and Traffic Engineering SE
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis SE ENG221 Analogue Electronics SE
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture SE ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems SE
HIT365 C Programming SE ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology SE
SMA209 Mathematics 2A SE SMA212 Data Analytics SE
Year 2
ENG524 Power Engineering SE ENG519 Sustainability CO
ENG571 Analogue Devices SE ENG573 Communication Systems SE
ENG572 Digital Signal Processing SE ENG574 Power Systems Analysis SE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO ENG579 Biomedical Engineering SE
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 3
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO ENG576 Control Engineering SE
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R

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Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ENG151 Statics CO ENG212 Mechanics of Solids SE
ENG235 Manufacturing SE ENG252 Dynamics SE
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics SE ENG338 Machine Design Principles SE
ENG364 Materials Engineering SE SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO
Year 2
ENG534 Dynamics of Engineering Systems SE ENG519 Sustainability CO
ENG580 Applied Fluid Mechanics SE ENG579 Biomedical Engineering SE
ENG586 Machine Design SE ENG581 Applied Heat and Mass Transfer SE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO ENG582 Engines and Turbomachinery SE
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 3
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO ENG576 Control Engineering SE
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R

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Students commencing in Semester 1 - Part Time

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard part time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research Core

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Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ENG151 Statics CO ENG212 Mechanics of Solids SE
ENG215 Surveying and Construction SE SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO
Year 2
ENG311 Geomechanics SE ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures SE
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics SE ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics SE
Year 3
ENG567 Design of Steel Structures SE ENG519 Sustainability CO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO ENG566 Design of Concrete Structures SE
Year 4
ENG515 Water Resource Engineering SE ENG563 Advanced Structural Analysis SE
ENG569 Structural Analysis SE ENG564 Geotechnical Engineering SE
Year 5
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO ENG516 Road and Traffic Engineering SE
PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 6
PRT820 Thesis (20cp) R PRT820 Thesis (20cp) R

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis SE ENG221 Analogue Electronics SE
SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO SMA212 Data Analytics SE
Year 2
HIT365 C Programming SE ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology SE
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture SE ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems SE
Year 3
ENG524 Power Engineering SE ENG519 Sustainability CO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO ENG579 Biomedical Engineering SE
Year 4
ENG571 Analogue Devices SE ENG573 Communication Systems SE
ENG572 Digital Signal Processing SE ENG574 Power Systems Analysis SE
Year 5
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO ENG576 Control Engineering SE
PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 6
PRT820 Thesis (20cp) R PRT820 Thesis (20cp) R

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Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ENG151 Statics CO ENG252 Dynamics SE
ENG235 Manufacturing SE SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO
Year 2
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics SE ENG212 Mechanics of Solids SE
ENG364 Materials Engineering CO ENG519 Sustainability CO
Year 3
ENG580 Applied Fluid Mechanics SE ENG338 Machine Design Principles SE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO ENG581 Applied Heat and Mass Transfer SE
Year 4
ENG534 Dynamics of Engineering Systems SE ENG579 Biomedical Engineering SE
ENG586 Machine Design SE ENG582 Engines and Turbomachinery SE
Year 5
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO ENG576 Control Engineering SE
PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 6
PRT820 Thesis (20cp) R PRT820 Thesis (20cp) R

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable students commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research Core

Top of Page

Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG151 Statics CO
    ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics SE
    ENG516 Road and Traffic Engineering SE
    ENG519 Sustainability CO
Year 2
ENG215 Surveying and Construction SE ENG212 Mechanics of Solids SE
ENG311 Geomechanics SE ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures CO
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics SE ENG564 Geotechnical Engineering SE
SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
    PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 3
ENG515 Water Resources Engineering SE ENG563 Advanced Structural Analysis SE
ENG567 Design of Steel Structures SE ENG566 Design of Concrete Structures SE
ENG569 Structural Analysis SE PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO
Year 4
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO    
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R    

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG221 Analogue Electronics SE
    ENG519 Sustainability CO
    ENG579 Biomedical Engineering SE
    PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
 
ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis SE ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems CO
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture SE ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology SE
HIT365 C Programming SE ENG576 Control Engineering SE
SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO SMA212 Data Analytics CO
    PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 2
ENG524 Power Engineering SE ENG573 Communication Systems SE
ENG571 Analogue Devices CO ENG574 Power Systems Analysis SE
ENG572 Digital Signal Processing SE PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO
Year 3
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO    
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R    

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Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG151 Statics CO
    ENG519 Sustainability CO
    ENG579 Biomedical Engineering SE
    PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
Year 2
ENG235 Manufacturing SE ENG212 Mechanics of Solids SE
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics SE ENG252 Dynamics SE
ENG364 Materials Engineering SE ENG338 Machine Design Principles SE
SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO ENG582 Engines and Turbomachinery SE
    PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 3
ENG534 Dynamics of Engineering Systems SE ENG576 Control Engineering SE
ENG580 Applied Fluid Mechanics SE ENG581 Applied Heat and Mass Transfer SE
ENG586 Machine Design SE PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO
Year 4
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO    
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R    

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Students commencing in Semester 2 - Part Time

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard part time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research Core

Top of Page

Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG151 Statics CO
    ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics SE
Year 2
ENG215 Surveying and Construction SE ENG212 Mechanics of Solids SE
SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures SE
Year 3
ENG311 Geomechanics SE ENG519 Sustainability CO
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics SE ENG566 Design of Concrete Structures SE
Year 4
ENG567 Design of Steel Structures SE ENG516 Road and Traffic Engineering SE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
Year 5
ENG515 Water Resources Engineering SE ENG563 Advanced Structural Analysis SE
ENG569 Structural Analysis SE ENG564 Geotechnical Engineering SE
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 6
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO PRT820 Thesis (20 credit points) R
Year 7
PRT820 Thesis (20 credit points) R    

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG519 Sustainability CO
    ENG221 Analogue Electronics SE
Year 2
ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis SE ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems SE
SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO SMA212 Data Analytics SE
Year 3
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture SE ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology CO
HIT365 C Programming SE ENG579 Biomedical Engineering SE
Year 4
ENG524 Power Engineering SE ENG576 Control Engineering SE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
Year 5
ENG571 Analogue Devices SE ENG573 Communication Systems SE
ENG572 Digital Signal Processing SE ENG574 Power Systems Analysis SE
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 6
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO PRT820 Thesis (20cp) R
Year 7
PRT820 Thesis (20cp) R    

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Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG519 Sustainability CO
    ENG151 Statics CO
Year 2
ENG235 Manufacturing SE ENG252 Dynamics SE
SMA209 Mathematics 2A CO ENG579 Biomedical Engineering SE
Year 3
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics SE ENG212 Mechanics of Solids SE
ENG364 Materials Engineering SE ENG581 Applied Heat and Mass Transfer SE
Year 4
ENG580 Applied Fluid Mechanics SE ENG338 Machine Design Principles SE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO ENG582 Engines and Turbomachinery SE
Year 5
ENG534 Dynamics of Engineering Systems SE ENG576 Control Engineering SE
ENG586 Machine Design SE PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence CO
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp) CO
Year 6
PRT650 System Design (20cp) CO PRT820 Thesis (20cp) R
Year 7
PRT820 Thesis (20cp) R    

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Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

UAC

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